Ghanzi is a town in the western part of the Republic of Botswana
in southern Africa
. At the time of the 2011 census, there were 12,167 people living in the town with another 861 nearby. It is the administrative center of Ghanzi District and is known as the "Capital of the Kalahari". Ghanzi District measures 117,910 square kilometres (29,140,000 acres) and is bordered by Ngamiland to the north, Central District
to the east, and Kgalagadi and Kweneg Districts to the south. Its western border is shared with Namibia
Ghanzi is a place of different ethnic groups such as Basarwa, Bakgalagadi and Baherero who all have the spirit of tolerance. In addition to that, residents of this place speak different languages such as Sesarwa, Sekgalagadi and Seherero but their standard language is Shekgalagari.
Tourism & events:
An annual mosono ka nyokothern Africa. It is also a great time where all the people in Ghanzi come together and celebrate. Actions are also held at the premises and BDF (Botswana Defense Force) usually comes to show their weaponry and stuff. Ghanzi is also a stop over point for travelers wishing to visit the Okavango Delta
; there are many lodges in the area and one filling station, namely Shell. It is the only available fill-up point between Kang
, which is a span of about 500 km, if you are travelling to the Okavango Delta.The major places where a tourist can stay is Kalhari arms, Khawa Lodge, Thakadu Camp and TauTona Lodge.
There are lots of interesting things to see in Ghanzi, as it is a Bushmen town. Kuru has a small shop there, where a person is able to buy various handcrafted bushmen articles. There are a few sightseeing spots in Ghanzi-Lions, cheetahs and wild dogs can be seen in big spots made available to them at the main gate of TauTona. There is also a place called "Ghanzi gat". This is a hole that was made while the tar road was being made in Ghanzi, but while using dynamite to break the rock open, the people accidentally opened a water vein. This filled the 40m deep hole with water.